Video Credit: W Magazine Conceived by Homer Hans Bryant, the artistic director and founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, hiplet (pronounced “hip-lay”) showcases dancers en pointe as they contort, strut and dip around the floor, interplaying hip-hop movements with classical styles. There’s an old African proverb that goes: plan with a purpose, prepare with prayer, proceed with positivity and pursue with persistence! That is what Hiplet is all about. ~Homer Hans Bryant Camryn Taylor, Lourdes Taylor, Nia Parker and Nia Lyons are classically trained ballerinas and the most senior

The Art of the City

What happens when one’s passion for city grids, atlases and street maps are let loose? Modern Map Art: An art shop that takes your favorite cities, mountains, and places and turns them into beautiful works of art. Map artist, Jennifer Beck says she was inspired after returning from her honeymoon on a trip around the world. Modern Map Art is her way of taking what she had learned about the culture and colours and turning that into something special. Each grid is created using OpenStreetMaps to create the map grid,

Most people know me as the founder of Gabriel PR, but some probably don’t know that I am the Managing Editor for one of our clients: Bride & Groom Magazine. Last week was my one year anniversary as the Managing Editor and I learned so much, but I have rounded up my top 5 lessons that might also offer some guidance to anyone else in the world of print media: Know Your Reader: This is a lesson I learned while doing my PR diploma actually, but applying this lesson as

This post originally appeared on Neri Magazine by Chantal Amsterdam Once upon a time when Michael Jackson was still alive, high bangs and bamboo earrings were “da lick” and people knew everyone’s phone number by heart, women of color (WOC) who wore nylon stockings had a choice of 3 colors; Spice, Nightshade or Taupe. For the rebels like me who weren’t fans of the ashy hues meant for our Caucasian sisters, there was also sheer black as a default, regardless of what you were wearing. Then you went to war

What do you get for the man in your life who has everything and wants nothing? When I think of all the loving and supportive things father’s do for their kids, we realize that all they really want is our safety and happiness and we as their children want the same for them, but what’s a Father’s Day without a gift to show them how much we love and care for them? The tricky part is that we all want to get the perfect gift for dad, but what is

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